Gonocephalus doriae — Doria’s Angle-headed Lizard
Also known as:
Doria’s Anglehead Agamid
This lizard might have been well-camouflaged by day, but at night it reflected my flashlight like a neon beacon. "HERE I AM, STRANGE TRAVELER! CHECK OUT MY CRAZY CREST AND FUNNY NOSE!"
I had thought the green one I saw the previous night was easy to notice, but I'm pretty sure I would have seen this orange one clearly in the dark of night even without my flashlight. The green one here is a cute li'l youngster.
Members of this species are purported to rapidly change color from green to orange and vice-versa, though each of the ones I saw steadfastly maintained its original color.
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